the mst team is reduced, as well. >> why do you think the request was denied? >> i don't know. >> john bolton. >> i think what was motivating the state department was in f we had security that truly been appropriate it would have been admission conditions on the ground in libya were not safe. that would have violated the world view that this had been an administration success. >> bret: august 8th, three days after the state department pulls the heavy security teams from benghazi, ambassador steefx sends another cable about the, quote. violent incidents that dominated the political landscape. he writes, what we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity, but rather targeted and discriminate attacks. less than a week later, lieutenant wood and military site security team would leave. >> how did you feel when you left? >> i didn't like it.